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Old 10-14-2012, 08:43 PM   #61
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Here's one website
http://www.fishchannel.com/fish-spec...ray-eel-2.aspx
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:45 PM   #62
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A chainlink eel doesn't eat fish 99.9% of the time and doesn't eat live inverts 75% of the time
Ok, read this link:

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/mari.../chainlink.php

You are feeding it live fish and meaty foods. Because eels don't have great eyesight as is, and they are predators, he won't discern from that or fish in the tank. When he is hungry, if its not feeding time, he will look for food. It's up to you however I really think that if you choose to get him, you need to stick with predator fish.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:45 PM   #63
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If I keep the eel then i won't keep inverts, instead 2 algae eating fish and maybe a fish that eats pests (ex: hogfish)
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #64
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Ben compton - 2004-05-17
Chainlink eels are one of my favoite marine pets! Its fun to feed them and its fun to watch them swim at night!They are SUPER agressive when they are in a feeding frenzy!!They do give a painful bite when they are adults but when young there bites arent very painful at all.Have lots of caves for this creature(places to hide). They will out grow a 55gal tank,but they are not fast growing.I had mine for 5 months and is the same size when i bought it(it grown a 1/2in).Chainlink eels are very peaceful when during the day and dont bother fish,unless VERY hungry!This fish is worth every penny!

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OK what do you mean they are peaceful unless they are very hungry? That includes a whole lot of people, animals etc. Bite?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:49 PM   #65
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I had a snowflake eel when I first started my tank. I also had nemo. Nothing like you're little kids watching nemo get swallowed during feeding time. Not good times.
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I said on page 2 that the eel might not be in there long, just experimental if he eats anything he is going back to the lfs.
Do this...post on the forum "does anyone have a chainlink eel" and have someone who actually owns one or has owned one tell you what they think. We can all do research but an actual owner can give you first hand knowledge and if they tell you that it's a "No Go", I personally would take their advice. If they say "sure", you can try it.
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I had a snowflake eel when I first started my tank. I also had nemo. Nothing like you're little kids watching nemo get swallowed during feeding time. Not good times.
OMG! LOL! I don't mean to laugh because that's terrible! Wow! You keep the eel?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #68
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I just found someone with a chainlink eel so I sent a private message they're offline so I have to wait a little
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Actually I put him in a quarantine tank. Until he jumped out and dried out. The kids called it the timeout tank.
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Actually I put him in a quarantine tank. Until he jumped out and dried out. The kids called it the timeout tank.
Haha! They are little escape artists!!
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